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Posted in Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Enforcer - promo band pic - #2015 - 33990227MO

Enforcer - From Beyond - promo album banner - 2015 - EMOM33

On February 27th, 2015 – Sweden’s ENFORCER releases their new studio album, From Beyond, via Nuclear Blast, in Europe. The fourth ENFORCER record comprises ten new tracks, all produced, mixed and mastered by the band itself. From Beyond will release in the UK on March 2nd and in the US on April 7th. Metal be thy name!

Check Out The Album Trailer For Far Beyond:



Five Finger Death Punch - promo band banner - 2013 - #1

On February 27th, 2015 – The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 from Five Finger Death Punch moves up 16 places to #136 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This awesome album has spent 55 weeks on this chart too. Whoa! FFDP is one helluva whiz-bang band. Yup.

Five Finger Death Punch - Wrong Side Of Heaven - Volume 1 - promo cover


Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Adrian Smith - poster promo - circa early 80s - #7733MOAS


On February 27th, 1957, Adrian Smith was born in England. Happy Birthday, Adrian Smith! Hell yeah and Whoa! Adrian Smith is world-famous as a guitarist, co-songwriter and longtime member of the mighty IRON MAIDEN. Long live Adrian Smith! Long live IRON MAIDEN! Metal be thy name!


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




On This Day In METAL History – February 26th… Whoa!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Grand Funk Railroad - Footstompin Music - Mexican 45rpm cover sleeve - 1972

On February 26th, 1972 – The Midwest’s very own Grand Funk Railroad had their hit single, Footstompin’ Music, placed at #29, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Pictured above is the (Mexican version) cover sleeve for the 7″ record.

Judas Priest - Point Of Entry - promo cover pic

On this day in 1981 – The seventh studio album from the amazing Judas Priest, Point Of Entry, was released. This album features the Metal classics: Hot Rockin’ and Heading Out To The Higway. I always really liked this Judas Priest album, regardless of it being sort of ignored by some.

Sammy Hagar - Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy - 45rpm cover sleeve - #1993MOSHTLB

On February 26th, 1983Sammy Hagar aka The Red Rocker had his hit single, Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy, sitting at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Sammy Hagar’s 1982 studio album: Three Lock Box. Pictured above is the cover sleeve for the 45rpm single.

KISS - Hiroshima Japan - promo flyer band pic band logo - 2015 - #33KMOJT5

On this day in 2015This day in KISSTORY – The iconic KISS performed at the Hiroshima Sun Plaza, in Hiroshima, Japan. Whoa!

Foreigner - The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More - promo cover pic - 2014

On February 26th, 2015The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More has broken into the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart! This live album debuts at #161. Long live Foreigner! This new Foreigner album was released on December 16th, 2014.

Nickelback - No Fixed Address - promo album cover pic - #201417

On this day in 2015Nickelback show’s their perseverance by remaining on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, moving backwards a bit to #109, with their No Fixed Address studio album. This album has spent 14 consecutive weeks on this chart.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Fats Domino - Greatest Hits - promo album cover pic - #777FDMO0226


On February 26th, 1928, the legendary Fats Domino was born in Louisiana. Happy Birthday, Fats Domino! Whoa! Fats Domino is a Rock ‘N’ Roll pioneer, as a pianist, singer and songwriter. Fats Domino is world-famous for dozens of hit songs; with such timeless Rock ‘N’ Roll classics as: Ain’t That A Shame, Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday, I’m Walkin’, The Big Beat, I hear You Knocking and so many more.

Fats Domino was awarded the National Medal Of Arts, from President Bill Clinton.

Fats Domino lost all of his personal possessions and his home was wrecked by Hurricane Katrina, back in August of 2005.

* Fats Domino was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, back in 1986.

Here’s to many more birthdays, Fats Domino! Long live Fats Domino!


Stone - 2011 Photo #1





CARNALATION – Signs For Inverse Records And Heading To The Studio In March!

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey


Carnalation is returning after a long and creative break and have inked a deal with Finnish label Inverse Records. The band have been rehearsing and finishing their new songs and the quintet is heading to the studio mid-March. A new five songs EP, named “Ghosts” and will be released June 12th 2015. Carnalation can be seen next time live on the stage at Midsummer festival Nummirock.

A short statement from the vocalist Jonne Soidinaho: “On the last record we were hitting with direct punches, now it’s time to add destructive hooks to the ribs!”

Carnalation – Cadence of Insects:

Carnalation – Floods:


Source: Inverse Music Group

More info: (Booking)







On This Day In METAL History – February 25th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Van Halen - Jump - 45rpm - promo pic - #1984VHMO0225

On February 25th, 1984Van Halen enjoys seeing their first #1 hit, Jump, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Van Halen’s sixth studio album released back in 1984: MCMLXXXIV or 1984.


On this day in 2003 – The mighty Scorpions performed at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Slayer - large logo - red - black - white

On February 25th, 2013 – The incredible SLAYER performed at Big Top Luna Park in Sydney, Australia. The great Gary Holt played guitar in place of the late/legendary Jeff Hanneman and Jon Dette was the drummer.

ACDC - Thunderstruck - picture disc - #3377145MOACDC

On this day in 2015AC/DC has their hit, Thunderstruck, sitting at #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Digital Songs Chart. This song was originally released back in September of 1990! Whoa, man! Thunderstruck is featured on AC/DC’s 1990 studio album: The Razors Edge. Shown above is the 10″ AC/DC Thunderstruck two song picture disc.

ACDC - Rock Or Bust - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #12

On February 25th, 2015AC/DC has their new studio album, Rock Or Bust, at #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart. This is the second week in a row Rock Or Bust is sitting at #1 and has spent 11 consecutive weeks on this chart. Metal be thy name!

The Pretty Reckless - Going To Hell - promo cover - 2014

On this day in 2015The Pretty Reckless have their second studio album, Going To Hell, resting at #11 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart. Going To Hell peaked at #1 on this chart, where it has spent 47 whopping weeks as well! Whoa!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Ric Flair - Nature Boy - DVD promo cover pic - #77RFMO0225


On February 25th, 1949, Ric Flair aka “Nature Boy” was born, in Tennessee. Happy Birthday, Ric Flair! WOOOOOO! Ric Flair is a 16 time World Heavyweight Champion; the most decorated champion in history! From the NWA, NWO, WCW to TNA and the WWE, Ric Flair has conquered the best! Ric Flair has also survived being struck by lightning… twice!

Ric Flair is a two-time inductee in the WWE Hall Of Fame, once as an individual wrestler and the second time with The Four Horseman. Ric Flair’s signature move is the figure-four leglock. Ric Flair is also my favorite Pro Wrestler of all-time! Ric Flair is… Metal. Long live Ric Flair and… Metal be thy name!

Ric Flair - 2006 Topps Heritage - Trading Card promo pic - #33RF77MO


Stone - 2011 Photo #1





MANOWAR – Festival Update And Tour Dates For January 2016

Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , on February 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Manowar - band classic logo - silver - black

As revealed on the MANOWAR Facebook page:

4 weeks ago we played the last show on the January 2015 leg of our tour. Countless unforgettable moments that will forever be immortalized in our memories. Check out the Facebook album “Kings Of Metal MMXIV World Tour – January 2015″.

Thanks to the legions of Warriors who joined us! 
You were spectacular! Your next chances to join our Army Of Immortals celebrating the unwavering power of true metal:

April 26, 2015 – Monsters Of Rock Festival – São Paulo, Brazil

January 16, 2016 – Torwar Hall – Warsaw, Poland
January 22, 2016 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
January 23, 2016 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
January 24, 2016 – Thüringenhalle – Erfurt, Germany
January 27, 2016 – Tempodrom – Berlin, Germany
January 29, 2016 – Porsche Arena – Stuttgart, Germany
January 30, 2016 – ISS Dome – Düsseldorf, Germany
January 14, 2016 – ČEZ Aréna – Ostrava, Czech Republic
January 15, 2016 – Kajot Arena – Brno, Czech Republic
January 18, 2016 – Aegon Arena Bratislava, Slovakia
January 19, 2016 – Forum Karlín – Prague, Czech Republic
January 20, 2016 – Forum Karlín – Prague, Czech Republic

For ticket links and further info go to

Hail and Kill!






GRUESOME – Death Metal Faction Featuring Members Of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation And Derketa To Release Debut This April Via Relapse Records; Trailer Posted + Preorders Available

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Gruesome - Savage Land - promo album cover pic - #2015MOG0223

GRUESOME is a debilitating Death Metal faction featuring members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derketa. A respectful celebration of the sound of the early Death records, the collective was borne out of guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey (Exhumed) and drummer Gus Rios’ (Malevolent Creation) mutual involvement with the Death To All tours, with Harvey serving as frontman for the original nine-member mini-tour and Rios performing “Baptized In Blood” and working with DTA drummer Sean Reinert on the following US tour where Exhumed filled in as support on a several dates. The pair stayed in touch and discussed their mutual love (obsession?) for the early half of Death’s catalog.

Gruesome - classic band logo - #2015GMODM

After deliberating and ultimately discarding the idea of putting together another incarnation of DTA to focus exclusively on the first two albums, Harvey half-jokingly suggested writing their own songs in that vein. It wasn’t long before the idea gained traction, and the “band” had five songs written. With Harvey composing in California, Rios recruited Possessed guitarist Daniel Gonzalez and Derketa bassist Robin Mazen to record the material in Florida, while Harvey tracked his vocals on the West Coast. The result is eight-track debut, Savage Land, a truly gruesome slab of late-’80s/early-’90s Florida-styled Death Metal. Tragically, there will never be any truly new Death material, but GRUESOME is humbly determined to keeping the band’s classic sound alive as faithfully as possible.

Check Out GRUESOME’s Savage Land Trailer Below:

Savage Land – Track Listing:

1. Savage Land
2. Trapped In Hell
3. Demonized
4. Hideous
5. Gangrene
6. Closed Casket
7. Psychic Twin
8. Gruesome

Elaborates Harvey, “We had such a blast writing and recording this album, I just hope people enjoy it half as much as I enjoyed doing it. It was a great experience working with my friends in Florida and getting to write and record my take on the Death sound. I’m beyond happy with the way everything came out and I hope people take it as the loving, respectful piece of work that it is. I know that sounds counterintuitive for a death metal album, but the whole band is really a super nerdy fan letter to Chuck [Schuldiner], James [Murphy], Rick [Rozz], Terry [Butler], Chris [Reifert], Paul [Masvidal], Sean [Reinert], and Stevie D [DiGiorgio] for making records that have given me literally decades of enjoyment. Having had a chance to meet and hang out with all of those dudes from the early Death days, with the exception of Bill Andrews, has been nothing but humbling, rewarding, enlightening and has only deepened my love for the band and made it that much more personal. So I decided to write an album about ’80s horror movies and deadly diseases, which is what anyone would do under the circumstances, right? Anyway, if you like late ’80s Death, I sincerely hope you enjoy our take on it, which is really what this album is, with all the drippy blood and inverted crosses in the logo that it implies.”

Gruesome - classic band logo - #2015GMODM

Savage Land was recorded by Rios and Gonzalez at Riversound Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, mixed by Jarrett Pritchard at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and features a guest guitar solo on “Closed Casket” by James Murphy as well as cover art by legendary illustrator Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth, Massacre, Athiest et el).

Savage Land will be released in North America via Relapse Records on April 21st, 2015, April 17th in Germany, Benelux and Finland and April 20th in the UK and the rest of the world on CD and digitally. For preorders scroll on over to THIS LOCATION. Digital preorders are available via the GRUESOME BandCamp page HERE.

“The turning inside out of Death’s first two albums is in good hands here.” – Decibel Magazine


Daniel Gonzalez – Guitar

Matt Harvey – Guitar, vocals

Robin Mazen – Bass

Gus Rios – Drums


Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info:





DEHUMAN – Announce April Southern Europe Tour

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kaotoxin - Record Label - logo - #2015KRMO20

Dehuman - promo band pic - #2015DKRMO

Greatly expanding their previously announced Spain Tour, Belgian raging Death Metal horde DEHUMAN (feat. Laye Louhenapessy also drummer for PUTRID OFFAL) have now announced a complete two weeks tour of Southern Europe that will drive them to Italy, France, Spain and Portugal in support of their brand new full-length, “Graveyard of Eden” which is currently available for preorders with a release date set to March 09 (World) / 10 (North America and digital).

Tour Dates:

  • 16 – IT – Torino – El Passo
  • 17 – IT – Roma – Traffic
  • 18 – IT – Roma – Ateneo Occupato
  • 19 – FR – Nice – Volume
  • 20 – TBA
  • 21 – TBA
  • 22 – FR – Montpellier – Blackout
  • 23 – ES – Madrid – Leyenda Rock
  • 24 – ES – Valencia – La Tejera
  • 25 – ES – Aguillas – CSA Social Rock
  • 26 – ES – Barcelona – Sala Be Good
  • 27 – TBA
  • 28 – PT – Braga – Toca
  • 29 – PT – Barroselas – SWR Fest
  • 30 – ES – San Sebastian – Mogambo
  • 01 – FR – Toulouse – Pavillons Sauvages


Dehuman - April 2015 Southern Europe Tour - promo tour flyer







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